- Operates their vehicle in a manner that displays wanton or willful disregard for the safety of the public or property;
- Drives at high speeds in an unauthorized street race on a public highway or street; or
- Organizes an unauthorized street race on a public highway or street.
- Driving well over the speed limit
- Cutting off another vehicle and causing a collision
- Ignoring an officer’s order to stop the vehicle
- Running traffic lights or signs
- Striking shoulders and medians while driving
Penalties for Reckless Driving
If your offense did not lead to death or injury, you will be charged with a misdemeanor. Your penalties could include up to 6 months in county jail, possible community service, and/or fines. The fines for reckless driving are determined by whether you have previously been convicted of the offense:
- First offense – fines of $250 to $1,000
- Second offense – fines of $1,000 to $1,500
- Third offense – fines of $1,500 to $2,000
- Incarceration in state prison for a minimum of 1 year to a maximum of 6 years; and
- Fines between $2,000 and $5,000.